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Three Strikes : Baseball to Crime

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Much of the increase in crime that hit the US in the 1980s and 1990s was blamed on habitual offenders. For many years, prison wardens and parole boards had decided when most inmates would be ... More


Testimony of Kemba Smith before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: March 3, 2006

Rickie Solinger, Paula C. Johnson, Martha L. Raimon, Tina Reynolds, and Ruby C. Tapia

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0069
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The testimony of Kemba Smith, who had never handled, used, or sold any drugs when she was sentenced as a first-time non-violent drug offender to almost twenty-five years in prison, defines the ... More


Punishment

Charles Goodman

in Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

If Buddhists really hold consequentialism and hard determinism, we would expect them to endorse utilitarian views of punishment and reject retributivism. We find this kind of view on the ... More


Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor

Angela J. Davis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195384734
eISBN:
9780199852369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384734.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

What happens when public prosecutors, the most powerful officials in the criminal justice system, seek convictions instead of justice? Why are cases involving well-to-do victims often prosecuted more ... More


Political Responsiveness and Sentence Length

Banks Miller and Brett Curry

in U.S. Attorneys, Political Control, and Career Ambition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190928247
eISBN:
9780190928278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928247.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter offers an analysis of variations in sentence length across the study’s issue areas of interest. That assessment incorporates the changes in sentencing law wrought by United States v. ... More


The Chemical Cold War: Drugs and Policing in the New World Order

Suzanna Reiss

in We Sell Drugs: The Alchemy of US Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520280779
eISBN:
9780520959026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280779.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Negotiations at the U.N. over the adoption of an international drug-control treaty coincided with domestic policing of drugs in a climate where the Civil Rights Movement and Cold War competition ... More


The Convict’s Two Lives: Civil and Natural Death in the American Prison

Rebecca Mclennan

in America's Death Penalty: Between Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732663
eISBN:
9780814733042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732663.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the extent to which death has shaped life under imprisonment. It considers the rise of an elaborate machinery of civil death—comprised of laws, jurisprudence, institutional ... More


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